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10 Bilingual Benefits

Being bilingual comes with a lot of benefits. Some of them are fairly obvious while others you might not have thought about. Either way, knowing another language can be very beneficial. 1. Better employment prospects: It’s common knowledge that bilingual job applicants are more marketable. They earn more in salary and tend to be more upwardly-mobile when they land with an employer. 2. Thousands of dollars for retirement: Leave it to The Economist to figure out just how much of a difference a second language can make for retirement. For Spanish speakers: $51,000. German speakers? $128,000! 3. Improved use of your…

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Competing Internationally, According to the Harvard Business Review

This month’s cover story in the Harvard Business Review is titled “The Future and How to Survive It”. It’s a deep dive into the last 30 years or so of worldwide economic history and how the era of almost unrestricted Western multinational growth is coming to an end. There are many factors to which the article alludes, but the bottom line is this: the emerging markets are disrupting almost all aspects of Western business. To compete, businesses will have to adopt new strategies. Fighting Over Talent Chief among the strategies advocated for in the article is being aggressive about acquiring…

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Meet the Rosetta Stone Education Team

Do you ever wonder about the people behind Rosetta Stone Education? Welcome to our “Meet Our Team” blog series, where you will get to know the Rosetta Stone team members who work closely with schools and districts across the country implementing our programs. Our team members are dedicated professionals who share your passion for education and language learning. They bring skills from diverse backgrounds, including teaching, and believe in the importance of helping students learn to speak, read, and write with confidence. Every Thursday of every week one of these team members will introduce themselves and write about a special…

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Become a Guest Blogger for Rosetta Stone Teacher Tuesday!

Our Rosetta Stone Education blog has quickly become a go-to source for information, tips, and best practices for getting the most out of your language-learning classroom. We’re proud of that, but we realize that we’ve been missing a key source of great insight: the teachers themselves! That’s why we would like to invite you to become a Rosetta Stone Education guest blogger. Through our Teacher Tuesday program, you not only get to connect with your colleagues from around the world, but you also have a chance to become known for your expertise in circles outside of your own teachers’ lounge.…

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Video Series: Why Your Business Needs a Language Strategy

New Video Series Featuring Harvard Professor Robert Steven Kaplan For the next five weeks, we’re embarking on a journey with Harvard Business School professor and former Goldman Sachs head of global investment banking Robert Steven Kaplan. Taken from his April webinar, “Why Your Business Needs a Language Strategy”, these short videos will provide you with actionable strategies and insights in bite-size pieces that easily fit into your day. In the first video, Kaplan describes the culture shock that came with his first overseas assignment and the steps he took to improve his operation. It will also be released via LinkedIn…

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Number of Adult Struggling Readers Reaching Crisis Levels

While education and immigration reform dominates the conversation, one fact goes virtually undiscussed: a significant portion of the American adult population struggles with literacy. The Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development, or OECD, reported in a 2013 survey that around 36 million American adults have trouble reading. Of those, 24 million are currently in the workforce. That presents a significant challenge for an American education system that is already struggling to make traditional students competitive in the global economy, much less its adult learners who are already contributing. Functionally Literate Adults Want to Improve If Given the Opportunity But low…

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Free Webinar: Mixing EdTech in the Language-Learning Classroom

Education technology is moving at an incredible pace, including in the field of language learning. There are so many ideas to try that it can be hard to figure out how to integrate them with your traditional instruction. That’s why Rosetta Stone Education is committed to helping educators make the best use out of their technology options, starting with our free webinar “EdTech and Traditional Instruction: Mixing It Up in Today’s Language-Learning Classroom”. On Wednesday, October 14th at 4:00 PM Eastern, Rosetta Stone Language Education Expert, Boris Morew, and K-12 Education Marketing Lead, Tanya Mas, will be discussing how to…

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Disproving Immigration Myths

As the language surrounding immigration in the United States has recently become more vitriolic, it’s important to remember the facts around the issue—not just the talking points. The truth is that immigration is a boon for our economy and will play a critical role in its competitiveness in the 21st century. In a recent piece for the New York Times’ Room for Debate series, associate professor of educational leadership and policy at the University of Texas at San Antonio Anne-Marie Nunez orchestrated a fine rebuttal to common immigration myths. In Education Recent studies, like this one from Princeton University, are…

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Growing Your Business Requires a Language Strategy

This is a different world for business. Consumption in emerging markets is expected to top $30 trillion in ten years. Accordingly, 71% of business leaders plan to grow their companies in markets where English is not the primary language. That is an unprecedented effort. However, the American labor supply does not dovetail with those efforts. Only 1 in 10 Americans speak a second language and 70% of the Global 1000 workforce are non-native English speakers. Home or abroad, there isn’t enough talent to meet our global aspirations. This all fits with 90% of business line leaders reporting that their teams…

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EdTech and Traditional Instruction: Mixing It Up [Webinar]

Most educators agree that the use of technology in the classroom can have a positive effect on student learning if used correctly. The trick is figuring out how to best meld education technology with high-quality, in-person instruction. Technology integration can be a challenge, especially in the language-learning classroom. With budgets being what they are, language and ELL instructors had less technology tools with which to experiment. That’s why Rosetta Stone Education is embarking on a technology integration journey, starting with our free webinar “EdTech and Traditional Instruction: Mixing It Up in Today’s Language-Learning Classroom”. On Wednesday, October 14th at 4:00…

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